February 24, 2018, 1:43 amTrevor ArizaSF, Houston Rockets
Trevor Ariza (hamstring) returned to action in the Rockets’ 120-102 win over the Wolves on Friday, scoring 11 points on 4-of-8 shooting (including three treys) with five rebounds, one steal and one block in 26 minutes.
Ariza appears to be locked and loaded the rest of the way. And though the Rockets would love to get the No. 1 seed, they will probably err on the side of caution with Ariza because of his defensive importance against the Warriors. Clint Capela added 25 points on 10-of-11 shooting with 11 rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and hit 5-of-6 freebies as his top-25 season rages on.